Great Salt Lake Sentinel Landscape

  • Utah

  • Established 2024


The Great Salt Lake Sentinel Landscape, spanning over 2.7 million acres in northern Utah, contains the Western Hemisphere’s largest saline lake and four military installations with unique missions and capabilities. Hill Air Force Base, Camp Williams, Tooele Army Depot, and Air Force Little Mountain Test Facility offer extensive training, testing, and logistical support for all of the Military Services. Hill Air Force Base also oversees the Utah Test and Training Range (UTTR), the largest block of contiguous special-use airspace in the continental United States.

Utah is one of the nation’s fastest growing and driest states, presenting a host of challenges for partners in the Great Salt Lake Sentinel Landscape. Increased water diversions from tributaries that feed the Great Salt Lake are threatening some of the most critical waterfowl habitats in North America. Population growth has driven incompatible development around military installations, placing constraints on training activities. The Great Salt Lake Sentinel Landscape partners are committed to addressing these challenges and more by aligning interests, maximizing resources, and building resilience in Utah’s military installations, communities, and ecosystems for decades to come.


In The News

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Meet the Coordinator

Tyler B. Smith

Tyler is the point of contact for the Great Salt Lake Sentinel Landscape. He is currently the Installation Resiliency Program Manager for the state of Utah focusing on programs and opportunities to address military readiness and installation resiliency. A retired U.S. Army Brigadier General, Tyler spent the last decade of his career establishing conservation programs around Camp Williams to mitigate incompatible development, water source reliability, and protecting critical wildlife habitat while maintaining vital training venues.